in california when they had a supply shock. but when you saw lines on the east coast, especially on the new jersey area where fuel supplies were very low and people lining up to fill up their tanks. the epa saying they will wave clean gas rles in 16 states and washington, d.c., to deal with some of the shorgewe're having right now. all right. onto the middle east now. the latest sanctions are meant to cripple iran but look at iran's stock market. it is on fire! look at that. it is up about 30in the past three months. it is all bause its citizens are basically being forced to invest in domestic companies since sanctions are prohibiting them from investing outside the company. between this the story we were telling you about, that reuters was reporting that they're smuggling in gold from turkey, iran is doing everything it can to preserve wealth in spite of sanctions. joining me now, fox news middle east expert, wall heat fair rest. welcome back to the show -- walid phares. >> thank you. >> do you think it is artificially driven by the lack of ability to invest outside that it could collapse?